|Baritone Charles Hughes|
conducts the orchestra in the pit at the Northcott Theatre
|A full orchestra in such a small space - and playing so beautifully!|
(Percussion: Ali Board, far left - Lead Violin: Chris Parker, near right
with Exeter University Symphony Orchestra President Beca Pennar)
The students continue to perform there. (Exeter University Theatre Company performed 'Arturo Ui' at the end of February.) At the beginning of this month (6 - 10 March) the Exeter University Gilbert and Sullivan Society put on their production of 'Patience' (Gilbert & Sullivan 1881).
|Baritone Andrew Henley is the poet Grosvenor|
All the girls swoon at his eloquence
|But he gets nowhere with Patience (Rebekah Brown)|
- She's far too sensible!
Jonathan Wood appears first as Bunthorne. He is perfect for the part - unworldly, conceited and hilariously arch. Andrew Henley, when he appears as Grosvenor, is something else again. Outrageously vain, he can't imagine any woman not finding him attractive. Patience throws them both into confusion, with her insistence on 'pure' love.
|At the final curtain call Patience (Rebekah Brown) is presented by her two suitors:|
Bunthorne (Jonathan Wood) and Grosvenor (Andrew Henley)
The singing and acting were brilliant throughout - bringing out the very best in the writing. A wonderful performance.
|- and Rebekah acknowledges their invisible accompanists: Charles Hughes' orchestra|
Well done everyone.